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Kraken

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  1. Kraken

    Kerbal Space Program...2!

    So can you give us a run-through of the issues? Like these are some pretty specific problems we're looking at. If we're talking about flight, the reason that it might not be all that maneuverable can come down to a few things: Speed, which affects the amount of air moved by control surfaces Presence of control surfaces, or lack thereof Positioning of control surfaces behind the center of mass relative to the front of the plane (Putting CoL in front of the CoM tends to make it too unstable.) Thrust Vectoring engines, or non-thrust vectoring. (engine nozzle gimbals/turns/moves and makes thrust go to an angle) If something is too maneuverable (but still stable), press Caps lock once and it should go into fine control mode, which makes the WASDQE controls have significantly lower maximum input. As for maneuvering in space, use RCS (larger ships especially, or for docking) or reaction wheels (can get heavy). Although all of those are kinda void if you don't put a probe or command module on with crew. Or fuel. Or electricity for most of it. And if it's a probe with no crew, you probably need an antennae (or more importantly electricity), at least if you have the setting for requiring communications to control on.
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    Mudrunner

    Like how Spintires is a tech demo, this is too. But really this is just a by-product of some weird copyright status and disagreements in the game studio that made Spintires. That's what I remember it being anyways, might be wrong. Interesting if you like driving trucks with logs in mud. (Hence the name.) Really more like a graphically updated Spintires, along with some minor gameplay tweaks. I don't exactly know how to feel about it considering it barely stayed relevant long enough before they announced a sequel to it. I give it a Love/Hate relationship.
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    General American Politics Thread

    Is not being an asshat really a foreign concept now? And I'm not even sure of how to respond to Enviro-man saying "massa" like he's a slave because really, it's just someone telling him to calm down with the passive-aggressive hyperbolic "satire". (In quotes because satire is supposed to be funny.) And while that's an awful long phrase to describe it, it's pretty much how I'm viewing this. And I'm going to be honest I'm not entirely sure why the other guy left because I thought it was fairly obvious that Annie was saying that when companies try to appeal to other groups than 'gamers' they were referring to the company's perception of them, not necessarily of people who call themselves gamers as a hobbyist. The only point where it gets beyond a hobby is if it's literally the major source of income. Or takes up more than half the time someone is awake. Maybe both.
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    ROSS'S BIG GAME LIST

    I mean, some of the same people that worked on Jazztronauts worked on Tower Unite. That's probably why.
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    ROSS'S BIG GAME LIST

    Y'know it's kind of weird but Jazztronauts is a really good game. (I'm considering it its own game but it's a gamemode in Garry's Mod that was released fairly recently, almost exactly a year ago.) And it's even more weird that literally no one talks about it. I thought it was good, not particularly hard perhaps, but it was at least interesting. Maybe it's too niche?
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    General American Politics Thread

    I feel like only the first 15 of that list might actually be bad journalists. Anyways every time I hear someone talk about "forced agendas" I just think about this tweet: "The best thing about these big companies doing 'woke' ads is that all it means is they crunched the numbers and determined that racists/MRAs/whatevers weren't a market worth keeping. They all bleat about boycotting but they've been weighed and measured and found useless." I mean yeah it's twitter, take it with a grain of salt, but I think it applies pretty well. Also I think suspecting Russia is behind everything is the wrong type of cynicism (although it's still a somewhat valid concern). Companies in America are more likely to fuck you over politically than Russians anyways. I feel that there's not really a big "left leaning feminist movement" forcing anything. Like they might talk about boycotting a game, but I don't think it really goes anywhere. In Battlefield V for example, they were trying to market to a group that I feel really wasn't all that interested in buying it. Star Wars Battlefront II (the new one) might have had more success, but considering the extra debacle with lootboxes, any chance they had to entice a casual gamer was probably immediately slapped into the ground. Also all media is just fucky. I avoid it if I can help it and use Politifacts or Snopes. And I avoid siding with politicians with a mile-long pole if I can help it, because none of them are that good. However I am keeping the borderline/actual racists, bigots, or proven assholes in general much further away, because really, being a complete dick is counter-productive to fixing an "issue". I don't really know if it's possible for any game to completely shed a "political agenda" unless it has absolutely no story at all. Movies have this "problem" too you know, except I don't really hear a whole lot about it. But that's because the markets for games and movies have vastly different consumers. So while I might believe that a fair percentage (maybe like, 10-15% average per game community, it really depends where you're looking) of gamers are racist/sexist, it's still not what I'd consider a majority. Although to be fair, bigots are much more vocal than those that aren't bigoted.
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    ROSS'S BIG GAME LIST

    Sounds like a Russian expression. I'm not sure why my brain leapt to Russian, but it did.
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    ROSS'S BIG GAME LIST

    This has to be troll bait at this point I think.
  9. Kraken

    ROSS'S BIG GAME LIST

    If you really want to argue this perspective (or really, a political view), please move it to the General American Politics Thread. I'm not going to keep this going in this thread after this response.
  10. Kraken

    ROSS'S BIG GAME LIST

    In your perspective, perhaps. But still, this isn't exactly the thread to be arguing this.
  11. Kraken

    ROSS'S BIG GAME LIST

    Describing companies as a "complete takeover by aggressive, totalitarian left wing political activists." is pretty political if you ask me.
  12. Kraken

    ROSS'S BIG GAME LIST

    It's not that this isn't something to talk about, it's more that this is the wrong thread for it, because a lot of what you're talking about is heavily influenced by your political views.
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    ROSS'S BIG GAME LIST

    Seriously can we just do this in the General American Politics?
  14. Kraken

    ROSS'S BIG GAME LIST

    I mean... we could talk about this in the General American Politics thread, rather than on the game list. Because I think this falls more under that than what Ross has to do with it.
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    ROSS'S BIG GAME LIST

    Shame I didn't see Secret Weapons Over Normandy on the list. (Totally not an obligatory statement since I posted in obscure games on it.) Although I don't think he'd like it very much. Maybe flight arcade games aren't his thing, I don't know. Though I will admit the game can be a bit over-dramatic at times. I still liked it though. I thought it was kind of depressing. I mean the whole concept is kind of depressing. The music slaps though. But I don't know if it's Ross' style of music. Anyways it's just one of those games that takes a while to kick in. I think of it as a game that's better for people that don't quite understand what mental disorders can do. Or really a game for people who need coping.
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